Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
The New York Intellectuals Reader (Hardback)
  • The New York Intellectuals Reader (Hardback)
zoom

The New York Intellectuals Reader (Hardback)

(editor)
£115.00
Hardback 456 Pages / Published: 14/06/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

In the early 1930's in a small alcove at City College in New York a group of young, passionate, and politically radical students argued for hours about the finer points of Marxist doctrine, the true nature of socialism, and whether or not Stalin or Trotsky was the true heir to Lenin. These young intellectuals went on to write for and found some of the most well known political and literary journals of the 20th century such as The Masses, Politics, Partisan Review, Encounter, Commentary, Dissent and The Public Interest. Figures such as Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, Sidney Hook, Susan Sontag, Dwight MacDonald, and Seymour Lipset penned some of the most important books of social science in the mid-twentieth century. They believed, above all else, in the importance of argument and the power of the pen. They were a vibrant group of engaged political thinkers and writers, but most importantly they were public intellectuals committed to addressing the most important political, social and cultural questions of the day.

Here, with helpful head notes and a comprehensive introduction by Neil Jumonville, The New York Intellectuals Reader brings the work of these thinkers back into conversation.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415952644
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A specialist on the New York intellectuals, Jumonville provides a terrific...introduction to this important collection of several of the group's noteworthy essays. (The New York Intellectuals) sought to reach a broad audience, transcend disciplinary boundaries, and grapple with significant contemporary issues." "Recommended." -Choice

You may also be interested in...

The Friendship Book 2019
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
A Tolkien Treasury
Added to basket
Time to Talk
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories
Added to basket
Life Honestly
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Scotland: Her Story
Added to basket
A Literary Christmas
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
A Christmas Cracker
Added to basket
The Brontes
Added to basket
£4.99
Hardback
Crimson Snow
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Letters of Note
Added to basket
£17.99   £13.49
Paperback
The Fireside Book 2019 2019
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
Delight
Added to basket
£11.99
Hardback
Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.